Who’s afraid of Australian artists?

Who’s afraid of Australian artists?
March 21, 6 – 8pm
Verge Gallery
FREE // Seating limited, bookings via Eventbrite



Who’s afraid of Australian artists? is a discussion with key artists and thinkers as part of Art Month Sydney 2018.

The intersection of arts and politics is a fraught space: contested and volatile, generative and constructive. So far this year projects like 52 ARTISTS 52 ACTIONS and the work of the Artists’ Committee, as well as NAVA’s #artsagenda, have positioned artists explicitly as political leaders. Yet while some audiences respond passionately to work that’s provocative, other audiences shirk from environments that they perceive as political.

This participatory discussion will question:
+ What is the role of contemporary art in creating dialogue around politics and our national agenda?
+ Are we as a nation afraid to talk about politics and change?
+ How can we work together across disciplines to give voice to artists and ideas, and connect with audiences?

Speakers:
+ Simon Hunt
+ Sara Saleh
+ Alex Seton
+ Facilitated by Esther Anatolitis, Executive Director of NAVA.

This is a free event, as part of Art Month Sydney, seating is limited, please reserve a place via EventBrite.

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